Deals and Discounts Help Seniors Save

Cincy Senior Corner

April 2017

Free Monthly Publication

The internet may be a handy source of discounts and deals that a senior can rely on and can lead to savings. Beyond that, adults as young as 50 have nothing to lose by asking if a discount applies on products and services from virtually any kind of business.

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Small to significant price breaks or an incentive to shop on certain days of the week or month give seniors an advantage that saves money – especially when budgeting on a limited income.

Deals and Discounts Help Seniors Save

Membership in organizations representing the interests of older Americans (such as AARP) includes nationwide discounts on:

  • Health and wellness, including glasses and hearing aids
  • Groceries and coupons
  • Shopping for apparel, car and home
  • Dining and entertainment
  • Travel, from car rentals and hotels to cruises, flights, rail and tours

Deals for Seniors equal Savings

Restaurants. Bob Evans and other restaurants offer smaller portions and lower prices – both of which suit the elderly. Independent, local eateries cater to an older crowd as well. Even fast food may cost less. At McDonald’s, seniors get a discount on coffee; at Burger King, ages 65 and older get 10 percent off.

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Shopping. Shoppers age 55 and up enjoy 15 percent off purchases at Kohl’s. Walgreens offers 20 percent off monthly to customers age 55-plus with its Balance Reward card. Even Goodwill stores promote discounts to lure seniors.

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Entertainment. Moviegoers are treated to discounts weekly at Cinemark and AMC theaters. The Cincinnati Museum Center, Taft Museum of Art and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center encourage attendance with lower entrance fees. (The Cincinnati Art Museum is free for all.)

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Travel. Travelers 62 and older can stay at Holiday Inn for less. Amtrak offers 15 percent savings. For $10 (plus a $10 application fee), adults 62 and up can buy an America the Beautiful pass for lifetime access to national parks, wildlife refuges and federal recreation sites, plus a 50 percent discount on some fees such as camping.

While not limited to senior citizens, AAA, the car and travel service organization, offers member discounts of interest to the elderly. These include AAA Prescription Savings (35 percent savings on generic prescriptions and an average 24 percent savings on brand-name prescriptions); 30 percent off complete eye exams and complete eyeglasses (frames and lenses) at LensCrafters, and 30 percent off complete pair purchases and 15 percent off lenses and frames sold separately at Target Optical.

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Advice for Seniors – Look for Discounts

Encourage an older loved one to ask if a deal or discount is available. With limited resources, this simple question can result in increased enjoyment under budget.

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